Speed Cameras: 14,700 Tickets in Less than Two Months
13 Août 2013 - Défi Media Group
The 'speed cameras' have flashed 14,700 motorists in less than two months. Once flashed, this is a fine of Rs 2000 that the motorist must pay. According to a simple calculation, the state has collected about Rs 30 M.
From early June until Sunday, August 11, 16 cameras were installed and operating on our roads. Since Monday, three additional cameras are in operation. It is in Medina, Little River and Bamboo these 'speed cameras' have been set.
The Traffic Branch noted that it is up to a maximum Roche-Bois motorists were flashed.
2600 tickets are counted in this region. The other three locations where there was a large number of tickets for speeding are: Coromandel (2300 tickets), the road Sivananda, Curepipe (1900) and Sayed Hossen Street in Phoenix (1900).
In addition to these 'speed cameras', there are currently six mobile cameras that are operating on our roads. They have a total of 50 tickets allowed since June. The 19 cameras are located at the following locations: Roche-Bois, Cassis, Trianon, Sivananda Road (Curepipe) Sayed Hossen Road (Phoenix) and Royal Road Phoenix, St. Paul Road and Paillote (Vacoas), Coromandel, Flic-en- Flac, Red Earth, The Rattle-St-Julien, Camp Garreau (Flacq), Medina, Bamboo and Little River.
The installation of these 'speed cameras' on our roads coincides with the road safety plan launched by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. This project involves the installation of 50 cameras on our roads. By December, the number of cameras is expected to rise to 30. It is in 2014 that all devices are set. It is in the 'black spot areas' that the other 20 will be installed. That is to say, in areas where the number of accidents is high.